It is thrilling to be preparing for my upcoming performances as Carmen. Although I've performed in the opera more than a dozen times, as both chorus and Mercedes, it never ceases to send chills up my spine upon hearing the overture or the incredible final scene.
A friend of mine who has played the role once said, "Carmen isn't just a role, she's a journey." There is profound truth to that statement. It has been quite a trip so far, and I imagine it will grow and change as my life and career does.